Pupil Premium

 

Eleanor Smith School received a total Pupil Premium Grant of £27,600 for 2016-2017. 87% of our cohort is eligible for Free School Meals (59 students). Due to the nature of the majority of our students attending Eleanor Smith on a split placement basis at the primary site, with the mainstream school being named as their main provision, we do not receive the entire PPG allocation for all the students attending Eleanor Smith. AT the secondary site, most pupils attend on a full time basis. We have primarily used the PPG to contribute to the cost of a range of Targeted School Interventions, which enable students receiving these interventions to make social and academic progress (Please see the Analysis of the effectiveness of the previous academic year’s intervention offer at Eleanor Smith). In response to the analysis of the previous academic year’s findings, the school identified that they wished to extended the intervention offer further for those students funded for the PPG (Please refer to the current intervention offer below).  Therefore, the PPG was used to contribute towards the funding of the employment of staff in order to target further progress in Literacy and Maths, along with the emotional development of students.  The PPG funding received for this current academic year has contributed to the following:

  • The extension of the Literacy offer has enabled the students to access additional Dyslexia and individualised Literacy Programmes, through extending the hours of the employment of a specialist Literacy Teacher across both sites
  • Staff are also employed to educate secondary pupils who are unable to access the curriculum on site in satellite provisions for Literacy and Maths
  • In addition to the academic development of the students, the PPG has also been used to contribute towards the funding of an onsite school counsellor for three days per week.  In addition to supporting targeted PPG students, the school counsellor has also had a significant impact across the whole-school with regards to implementing ‘Thrive’ as a nationally recognised tool for assessing, measuring and  monitoring the social and emotional development of student.  This whole-school initiative has had a significant positive impact on informing the staff’s practice across the whole school in meeting the specific needs of our students through the identification of specific gaps in their emotional development, thus; enabling ALL staff to use specific strategies in order to Close the Gap collaboratively in the areas of their SEMH and ensuring that they are ready to learn
  • The school has then been able to use the funding to train members of staff to screen students using the Thrive measurement tool for social and emotional development in order to increase the capacity further for assessing, measuring and monitoring the impact of the programme of the development of the SEMH of all students
  • The school has also increased the intervention offer through providing specialist outside agencies to work in partnership with the school in order to develop the SEMH of PPG, and other targeted students through employing Speech and Language Therapists and two Educational Psychologists on a part-time basis (this is funded by the London of Newham)
  • Our extended school offer employs staff to run after school clubs
  • We also use PPG to fund vocational training for Key Stage 4 pupils in areas they are skilled and talented in to support their post 16 education qualifications
  • Primary pupils who attend are also supported to support their resilience by accessing a provision in Essex whereby they develop team building, social and broader life skills, in a rural setting
  • We also employ a member of staff to support pupils’ SEMH difficulties using Thrive targets and talents and interests identified on the Resilience Framework at a local allotment
  • We employ a specialist sports coach to provide individual sessions to pupils identified as being talented in boxing and martial arts, providing a home-school link with their interests outside of our school community
  • We also fund some pupils to attend local Newham sporting clubs outside of school hours, for example, basketball, football and athletics
  • We have a relationship with West Ham United Football Club, whereby the club provides half of the costs and the school the other half, to employ sports coaches for lunchtime activities to develop sporting talents and social belonging

The school’s comprehensive offer to support the individual needs of our pupils exceeds the PPG funding we receive.

The breakdown of these costs is presented below in Table 1.

The impact of these interventions can be measured in the progress our pupils and is reported in Table 2. Table 3 demonstrates pupils making expected progress in the school.

Table 1: School Expenditure Against Pupil Premium Funding Grant

Input/Intervention

Number of Pupils Accessing

Cost

Specialist dyslexia support

22

£68,000

One to one Literacy and Maths tuition off site

3

£23,400

Thrive interventions

19

£60,000

School counselling

12

£40,000

Speech and Language Therapy

12

£24,000

After school clubs

20

£7,000

Vocational training – Docklands Riders

2

£30,000

Vocational training – Pit Stop Mechanics

2

£30,000

Lambourne End

10

£900

Allotment

3

£1,500

Specialist Sports Coach

2

£2,730

Local sports club memberships

3

£975

West Ham Football Club

35

£6,000

PPG

 

£27,720

School contribution

 

£294,505

TOTAL cost to the school

 

£-266,785

 

Table 2: Pupil Progress 2015 – 16

 

Year Groups

Reading

Reading

Writing

Writing

Maths

Maths

Secure to Mastering

Developing to Developing +

Secure to Mastering

Developing to Developing +

Secure to Mastering

Developing to Developing +

 

Year 1 (2)

 

50%

 

0

 

50%

 

0

 

50%

 

0

 

Year 2 (5)

 

80%

 

20%

 

40%

 

40%

 

100%

 

0

 

Year 3 (6)

 

67%

 

33%

 

33%

 

50%

 

17%

 

50%

 

Year 4 (2)

 

100%

 

0

 

0

 

50%

 

50%

 

50%

 

Year 5 (7)

 

83%

 

17%

 

50%

 

50%

 

33%

 

50%

 

Year 6 (6)

 

40%

 

60%

 

20%

 

60%

 

20%

 

80%

 

Year 7 (7)

 

71%

 

29%

 

43%

 

57%

 

57%

 

43%

 

Year 8 (9)

 

25%

 

63%

 

38%

 

50%

 

22%

 

22%

 

Year 9 (4)

 

25%

 

25%

 

0

 

75%

 

0

 

50%

 

Year Groups

Reading

Reading

Writing

Writing

Maths

Maths

A-C

D-G

A-C

D-G

A-C

D-G

 

Year 10 (7)

 

14%

 

86%

 

14%

 

86%

 

14%

 

86%

 

Table 3: Pupils Making Expected Progress 2015 – 16

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Copy of Pupil Premium 2016-17